Basic Income

Will Basic Income Increase Or Decrease Bankruptcies?

Douglas Hoyes | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Business
Douglas Hoyes

The Ontario government just announced a pilot project to test a basic income for low-income earners in Hamilton, Brantford, Lindsay and Thunder Bay. Will the program be successful? I have no idea. The answer will, in large part, depend on what will be measured.

Ontario Picks 3 Locations For $17K-A-Year Basic Income

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Business

"A basic income, no matter what."

Federal Liberals Reject P.E.I.'s Basic Income Funding Request

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Business

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says a basic income is not something the federal government is looking at.

Job Losses Ahead? Ontario Union Lashes Out At Basic Income

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Business

OPSEU says there is "no way" it will support a new social assistance program if it doesn't involve social assistance staff.

NDP Leadership Candidate Says Basic Income Will Save Canada Money

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2017 | Canada Politics

He says 70 per cent of people living in poverty have jobs.

Tesla CEO: Basic Income ‘Will Be Necessary'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Business

But Elon Musk is looking further into the future than that.

Basic Income Trial Useless, Finland's Largest Union Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Business

And media attention might be screwing up the experiment anyway.

10 Ways We Can Create A Healthy And Fair Food System In Canada

Community Food Centres Canada | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Living
Community Food Centres Canada

On the food and income front, 2017 can provide great opportunities to build on the progress we made last year -- from growing support for a basic income, to the announcement of a healthy eating strategy and poverty reduction strategies.

7 Things You Can Do This Year For A Hunger-Free Ontario

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Living
Ontario Association of Food Banks

With the new year upon us, everyone is busy making resolutions to change their lives for the better. While committing to exercise more, eat better, and quit smoking are all laudable goals, why not also set a goal to improve the lives of people in your community?

Finland Becomes 1st European Country To Pay Basic Monthly Income

CP | Jari Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Business

The two-year trial begins.

Basic Income Could Let Canadians Actually Chase Their Dreams

Peter Bevan-Baker | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter Bevan-Baker

Elimination of poverty would have some very obvious and immediate benefits, but a Universal Basic Income would also have some more subtle - and yet, in my mind, very exciting - possible benefits: a universal basic income could enable the greatest unleashing of human potential ever seen.

P.E.I. Passes Motion To Implement Basic Income

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Business

P.E.I. becomes the second province to experiment with a guaranteed minimum income.

‘Employment Catastrophe' 4 Years Away As Driverless Truck Launched

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business

It’s not only drivers who are at risk.

Guaranteed Income Isn't A One-Way Ticket Out Of Poverty: Study

CP | Jordan Press | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Business

"It doesn't require a 10-year pilot project to figure out what the impact and cost will be on poverty."

A Basic Income Could Lift Canadians Out Of Food Poverty

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Hunger Awareness Week invites us to not only talk about the problem of hunger in Canada, but to think about how we can address it. At the Ontario Association of Food Banks, our long-term vision has always been a hunger-free Ontario. Next summer, this dream may inch a little closer to becoming a reality.

This 'Red Tory' Will Help Design Ontario's Basic Income Pilot Project

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business

The former Mulroney cabinet minister has been advocating the basic income for years.

Liberals Make Basic Income A Party Policy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Business

But that doesn't make it Liberal government policy.

Rise Of Precarious Work Boosts Argument For Basic Income

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Business

A basic income could prime the economic pump when employment is uncertain.

Approval For Basic Income Jumps In Ontario

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business

Four in 10 Ontarians now back the idea.

Ontario's Basic Income Experiment Coming This Fall

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business

Supporters say it could help alleviate poverty and reduce health care costs.

Commons Committee Calls On Liberals To Study Basic Income

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2017 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — A Liberal-dominated parliamentary committee is calling on the federal government to explore the concept of guaranteeing people a mini...

We Should Applaud Ontario's Plans To Pilot A Basic Income Guarantee

Laura Anderson | Posted 03.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Laura Anderson

The Basic Income Guarantee is a strategy for poverty reduction that is simpler and more effective than our existing social assistance systems. Quite simply, individuals whose incomes fall below a certain level get topped up to a level that would meet basic needs.

The Hidden Highlight Of Ontario's 2016 Budget

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Ontario Association of Food Banks

As the job market continues to contort and contract through the shifting of jobs, wages, and stability -- there is a growing voice, a growing question -- how do we make sure people across this province have the means to eat, to live, to thrive? How can we ensure that Ontarians are able to meet their most basic needs?

It's Time For Canada To Test A Basic Income

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 02.26.2017 | Canada Politics
Sen. Art Eggleton

What we have done for far too long is simply not working. Even with all the social supports in place, the resulting income is often only enough to maintain a family in poverty. At their worst, existing policies and programs actually entrap people in poverty. This is why we need a new way. A basic income would work as a tax credit administered through the taxation system similar to the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors. If someone earns less or has less than the poverty line, they would simply be topped up to a point above the poverty line.

Money For Everyone? Ontario To Launch Basic Income Pilot Project

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.27.2016 | Canada Business

The idea is gaining steam around the world, particularly in Europe.